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      WHAT THE #@*% AM I WRITING? A Prose Workshop with A.K. BENNINGHOFEN in Asheville


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      January 24, 2018

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      5 Covington Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28806

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      WHAT THE #@*% AM I WRITING? A Prose Workshop with A.K. BENNINGHOFEN

      Is it a short story? Is it a personal essay? Maybe it’s the beginning of a novel? Or a chapter of a memoir? This six-week prose workshop is designed to help you find the right form for the story you are hoping to tell. Together we will closely examine elements of craft and process, which will allow you to see your work with deeper insight while also generating new material. Students will participate in a series of writing exercises intended to cultivate the skill of making narrative connections between seemingly unrelated images and observations.  Topics include:  ~Following Your Own Breadcrumbs  -- balancing invention, intention and intuition ~Writing with a Compass Instead of a Map – the power of choosing a direction without necessarily knowing the destination ~The Writer’s Divining Rod – locating the energy in a piece and mining it for all it’s worth  ~Economy, Precision and Originality – seeing your work with an editor’s eye Whether you are just beginning or have a project you’ve been struggling with, this class will offer inspiration and direction that will bring new life to your work. As an add-on, students may also purchase individual coaching sessions with the instructor. To register by check instead of via Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC  28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting. A.K. Benninghofen holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi. She worked as an actress in New York and Los Angeles for many years before moving to Asheville where she started a family and began her life as a writer. She is a member of Flatiron Writers Group. A.K.’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Passages North, Evergreen Review, Monkeybicycle, Necessary Fiction, Deep South Magazine, the anthology A Book of Uncommon Prayer and elsewhere. She has been a fiction contributor at Sewanee Writers' Conference, a writing fellow at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities and Wildacres Retreat. In 2012, she was awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant by the North Carolina Arts Council. Currently, she is at work on her first novel, “Gloaming Season,” as well as a collection of linked stories titled “Landmine Maps of the Hospitality State.”  Refund and Inclement Weather Policy The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until 5 p.m. one week before the class starts via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom@gmail.com for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made. If the FWR cancels a class session due to inclement weather, the instructor will reschedule the class for a date and time that accommodates the most students.  

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